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Heel Pain from Walking 

What is Plantar fasciitis?

The Plantar Fascia is a long band of connective tissue that helps support and maintain the foot’s arch. When this tissue becomes overstretched, it results in sharp, shooting pain localized at the heel known as plantar fasciitis. This pain can often limit the amount of activity one can perform or distance one can walk.

A Treatment Plan To Fit Your Needs

Statistics show that about 90% of patients with plantar fasciitis recover within a few months of treatment. Without treatment, Plantar Fasciitis can lead to chronic foot pain as well as knee, hip or back problems.

If you are experiencing pain in your heels or the balls of your feet, give us a call today. We offer a wide range of treatment options, including non-invasive Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy and the front-line, minimally invasive procedure, Tenex Health TX™. The team at Renova looks forward to helping you recover from chronic pain so that you can get your life back on track.

FAQ: Plantar Fasciitis

Who is at risk of developing plantar fasciitis?

Plantar faciitis is especially common among women between the ages of 40 and 60. Patients at a higher risk include very active people, people who are overweight, and people with flatfeet or high arches. Running often on hard surfaces and wearing poorly fitting or worn out shoes can increase your risk of developing plantar fasciitis.

Can plantar fasciitis be treated non-surgically?

Many nonsurgical methods are used to treat plantar fasciitis including custom shoe inserts and daily physical therapy. At Renova, we also provide Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT)—an innovative, non-invasive treatment that can eradicate chronic heel pain. Shockwave treatment sends high intensity sound waves through inflamed tendons in the body, including the Plantar Fascia. These high intensity waves elicit a healing response in the Plantar Fascia which causes inflammation to reduce. In under an hour, this front line treatment can deliver long-term relief with little to no side effects.

What surgical methods are used to treat plantar fasciitis?

For cases of Plantar Faciitis requiring surgery, we use a minimally invasive procedure known as Tenex Health TX™. Tenex Health TX™ quickly identifies and removes diseased tissue using ultrasonic energy. Requiring only a 3mm micro insertion, this procedure requires no more than 20 minutes to restore your natural tendon function. By utilizing ultrasound imagining, the Tenex Health TX™ procedure can quickly restore the Plantar Fascia to its healthy, pain-free state. Renova Foot and Ankle is one of the few providers in DFW of this highly effective, minimally invasive procedure. To read about the many advantages of the Tenex Health TX™ procedures, visit tenexhealth.com.

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